FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle. 2004 vintage. Brilliant ruby red color with a small light pink head. Plastic phenols and muted musty hay with a heavy cherry skin and cherry stone aromatic. Sharp acidity up front, ripe sour cherries and minor floral notes. Almondy cherry stone character melds with a softening tartness. Cherry skin, dusty ester and phenol component in the finish with lingering woody acetic sourness. Mouthfeel is light, rather dry.
RichardGretton (4470) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2004 vintage. Dark reddish beer with a strawberry coloured head. The aroma is lightly sour cherry, and the flavour is lightly sour cherries and quite dry. Overall an average beer.
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & GregClow -- my bottle courtesy of SecretSanta. Vintage 2003. Pours a gorgeous dark ruby-red with a large lasting pink head -- it’s not often I give a 5 for appearance but this looks great! Nice aroma of very tart cherries, yeast funk, sweet malt, wood and spices. Flavour: Oh man is that ever tart! Really tart cherries, funky yeast, sweet malt, vinegary wine and spices. Quite carbonated. This is amazing stuff!
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the drafting room. Cloudy red with little head. Aroma of sour cherries, yeast funk and a little barnyard. Taste was mostly sour, with a bit of sweet malt. Acidic Finish. Very good.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught: Aroma of tart, sour cherries. Smells sweet. A bit like cough medicine. Poured blood red with a small pink head. Very tart flavor. Made me pucker and salivate. Also tasted of cherries. No carbonation. Light texture. Too tart.
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (750ml - 2003 vintage). Shared with blankboy and GregClow, blankboy’s bottle courtesy of his 2006 SecretSanta. Poured thick, almost chunky deep red, large pink head - almost perfect. Aroma - holy crap - deep yeast funk, sour cherry, lush, goddamn great. Fresh sour cherry with a sweet thick malt base, waves of lanolin and burnt rubber yeast/funk, the flavour rolls and shifts on my palate - my wife (didn’t like it) said "lemon juice!" - very acidic but I think well behaved. Thick, acidic, mildly carbonation, medium linger - just friggin’ amazing, one of my favorites.
GregClow (3027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & blankboy - courtesy of blankboy. 2003 vintage. Deep ruby red with a lovely pink head. Aroma - sour cherry, dark wood, aged vinegar - nice! Flavour - oh, yeah! Seriously puckering, but so good - sour cherries, balsamic vinegar, super dry wine. Mmmmmmm!
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rbesg06, bottle at delirium, 2002 vintage. ruby red with a small, fluffy pink head. aroma of stale cherry froot loops. pretty sour, woody, some cider vinegar but balanced by some glace cherry sweetness
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 11-23-06. 2001 bottle. Clear ruby red body and lovely pink head; medium carbonation. Aroma of freshly picked dark cherries. Flavor is more of tart cherries, can’t get enough of this. Earthy, oak character; dry yet juicy. Very enjoyable and dignified beer for a quiet thanksgiving dinner.
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nice acidic aroma. Hazy deep red colour. No head. The flavour is a little acidic with some mild/round notes. Quite earthy, ending on an acidic note. Very nice.